Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart Barossa Shiraz 2021


One of the best priced premium Shiraz about!  

Trophy New Zealand International Wine Show 
Double Gold New Zealand International Wine Show 
Double Gold Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards 
Gold Sommelier Challenge IWSC San Diego

The Lionheart Shiraz is so named after Barossa 's lifelong champion of old vines, Carl Lindner. This wine comes from ancient, gnarled vines, some approaching and many over a hundred years of age that not only survive but thrive on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.

At the winery, whole bunches were hand harvested, gently crushed and naturally fermented in open fermenters for eight days. The cap was hand plunged twice a day before the fruit was carefully pressed off the skins using a basket press into a mix of new and previously filled French oak barriques to finish fermentation. After 18 months' maturation and racking in the same oak, the wine was bottled without filtration or fining, to capture the true essence of the vines. Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolatey nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with a youthful finish.

Simply put...This is a very good Shiraz, from the spiritual home of Shiraz, from one of the most awarded and consistent producers of premium Shiraz and the best bit, is the price.!!!!